LONDON-PARIS 2022

RIDER INFORMATION

20-24 JULY

RIDER LIST

Name Surname Nationality Team Name
Andy Adamson British
Eran Afek hi British
Abel Aguilar Bagaria Catalonia
Rob Anderson British
Xavier Anderson British
Nick Archer British DHL 1
Tony Atherton British
Emma Ayton British
Tim Barlow British
Sarah Barrow British
Konrad Bartelski British
Becket Bedford British
Mike Bedford British
Laura Beet British
Matthew Bell British
Oliver Bell British
Scott Benzie British
Meg Birch American
Robin Blomquist Swedish
James Boissier British
Neil Borthwick British
Phil Brace British
Steve Bridge British DHL 1
James Britton British
Peter Bryan British
David Bryant Australian Ride Captain
Lydia Buckingham British
Kimberley Bull British
Paul Burgoyne British
Anthony Burnett-Scott British
Sarah Butler British
Janice Butterworth British
Matthew Butterworth British
James Canham British
Craig Carrington British
Corry Cavell-Taylor British
Paul Cheetham Irish VCUAE
Simon Childs British
Patrick Claridge British
Juliette Clark British Ride Captain
Mike Clark British
David Clinton British
Rachael Colley British Ride Captain
Andy Collins British
Piers Collins British
Mark Collis British
Damon Combrinck British
Andrew Congleton British
Alan Cook British Ride Captain
Nik Cook British Ride Captain
Jordan Coppin British
Ed Coppinger British DHL 1
Andrew Cornish British
David Cox British
George Cselko British
Julia Da Silva Dutch
Chris Daley British
Jonathan Danes British
Claire Danson British
Alex Danson-Bennett British
Greg Davidson British Ride Captain
Barrie Davies British
Liz Davies-Ward British
Jack Davis British
Mark De Castro Australian
Luke Delahunty British
Stuart Dench British
Rhian Denton
Paul Denvir British
Mike Donohue British
Joseph Dowley British
Josh Elboim American
Gwenaël Elies French
David English British
Dan Evans British Science in Sport
Barbara Faissola Italian
Sophie Faulkner British
Anthony Fenton British
Ben Fenton British
Joe Fernley British
Wayde Finch South African Ride Captain
Michael Finlay British
Dan Fisher British Ride Captain
Deborah Fletcher British
Rob Fletcher British Ride Captain
Carlos Fleury British
Paul Foley Irish Ride Captain
James Fox British
Rod Freeman British
Timothy Frosdick British
Colin Fulford British
Karin Gambe Swedish Ride Captain
Rob George British
Louise Gibson 
Andy Gilbert British
Steve Gilbert British
Lydia Godfrey British
James Golby British
James Golding British
Tony Gordon British
Liam Gouldsmith British
Rob Green British
Lucy Greenwood British
Daniel Greest British
Simon Grisewood British
Dan Grobler South African
Sam Gubbey British
Claire Guy British
Mark Hall British
Christina Hammond-Aziz British
Richard Hampson Australian Ride Captain
Kristan Harbut British
Jonathan Harding British
Paul Harding British
Richard Hardy British
Paul Hartigan British
Imran Hassan British
Julie-Anne Hazlett
Dan Hearn British
James Henderson British
Chris Hester British
James Hester British
Emma Higson British
Jay Hines British Ride Captain
Steve Hobson British
Alex Hodgetts British Eagles and Phoenixes
Helgo Hohenstein South African
Brian Hood British
David Horne British
Angela Howard British
Brian Howard British
Philip Howard British
John Howes British
Jonathan Hubbert British
Kevin Hubbert British
Adam Hurst British
Sean Hurst British
Richard Jarman British
John John British
Iain Johnston British
Anthony Jones British
Louise Jones British
Jan Joubert British
Pamela Kearns British
Kate Kelland Irish
Helena Khullar British
Elliott Kibble British
Loraine Kiely British
Nick King British
Alison Kirrage British
Steven Kirrage British
Lukasz Lachowicz Polish
Clive Lafferty British
Andy Laidler British
Dominique LaPlagne French Hotchillee
Sophie Laverick British
Daniel Lawrence Australian Ride Captain
Marc Lazarus British
Duncan Leaning British
Colin Leduc British
Samuel Leonard British
Eddy Lewis British Ride Captain
Erin Lockwood American
Brendan Lorentz American
Anthony Lovell British
Peter Lyons British Hotchillee
Colin Maciver British
James Mack British
Robert Mackle British
Liam Mahoney British
Ishwar Manilal South African
Duncan Manning British
Juan Martinez Colombian Hotchillee
Nick Masefield South African
Rob Masefield British
Paulina Matthews Polish
Paul Mawston British
Stephen Maxted British
Scott Mayes British
Donna McConnell British
James McEuen British
Lindsay McGibbon British
Andy McKenzie British Ride Captain
Angus McNab British
Senol Mehmet British
Matthew Mills British DHL 2
Rob Mills British DHL 2
David Mitchell Australian
Sipho Mona South African
Ady Morris British
Kyle Mowbray
Alex Muirhead British
Bernd Muller German VCUAE
Nick Murray British DHL 2
Andy Murtagh British
Sue Murtagh British
Adele Nash British
Patrick Nash British
Lara Newell British Ride Captain
Andy Newton British Ride Captain
Tim Newton Smith British
Stephen Niblet British Ride Captain
Dimi Nicolaides South African Ride Captain
Ricardo Nogare British Eagles and Phoenixes
Vakis Paraskeva British Ride Captain
Haydn Parry British
Mike Parry British
Greg Patmore British Science in Sport
Dan Peacock British
Martin Pearce British
Richard Pearse British
Stuart Pearson British
Stuart Percival British DHL 2
Alistair Phillips British
Mark Phillips British
Ricardo Pichetta Italian Science in Sport
Jon Pilbro British
Colin Pinder British
Matt Plested British Science in Sport
Christian Potiriadis British
Katie Price British
Rachel Przybylski British Ride Captain
Mark Pugh British
Jane Rae British
Andrew Rastall British
Jonathan Rawlins British
Richard Rawstron British
Lucy Ritchie
Cathy Roberts British
Fabio Armando Rodrigues Portuguese Eagles and Phoenixes
Ben Rogers British
Carl Rose British Hotchillee
Kelly Rose British
Stephen Rosen British
James Rutherford British
David Rymer British
Gustavo Santiago British
Andy Saunders British
David Savage British
Richard Sear British
Michelle Sharland British Ride Captain
Max Sharp British
John-Paul Sherley-Price British
David Sidgwick British Ride Captain
Brian Smith British
Doug Smith Irish
Kara Smith British
Philip Smith British
Tim Smithies British
Nicole Stanners
Mark Starling British VCUAE
Matthew Stephens British
Andy Stonehouse British
Richard Street British
Rob Street British
Wendy Tarplee-Morris British
Alex Taylor British
Ian Temple British
David Thomas British Ride Captain
Helene Thomas British
Keith Thomas British
Paul Thomas British
Eric Thompson American
Oliver Thorn British
Howard Tisshaw British
Jeremy Tolhurst British
Alexander Tootell British
Anthony Travis British
Luke Treadwell British
Jeff Turner British
Liana Turner British
David Tweedy British
William Valler British
Rachel Vialou-Clark British
Ashleigh Vincent British
Douglas Waddell British
Andrew Wakely British
Tim Walker British
Will Wallis British
Matthew Warner British
Ady Watts British
Paul watts British
Jonathan Welch British
Adrian Wells British
Mikhail Wertheim-Aymes British Artemis
William Wertheim-Aymes Dutch Artemis
Tim Wheeler British
Iain White British
Rachel Whitfield British
Mark Wilkinson British
Andy Williams British
Emily Williams British
Daniel Wilmot British
Gareth Wilson British Ride Captain
Roger Wilson British
Donna Wiltshire British
Keith Wishart British
Sid Withers British
James Wood British
Robert Wooldridge British
Michael Wren British
Gavin Wright British
James Wright British
Phil Yates British
Simon Yendell British DHL 1
Thorold Youngman-Sullivan British
James Yule British
David Zelaskowski British
Name Surname Nationality Team Name
Jon Masters British
Vicky Shaw British
Sven Thiele South African
Mark Adler English
Paul Barthorpe British
Jack Brammar British
Francis Cade British
Marty Clark British
Paul Gardner British
Alex Gaude French
Suvi Loponen Finnish
Jonathan Packer British Ride Captain
Dawn Slabber South African
Shaun Slabber South African
Stephanie Sutherland British
Mark Tinker British Ride Captain
Ian Tipping British
Olly Townsend British
John Whitney British
Paul Forster British
Jonathan O’Neil British
Felicity Barkus British
Jacky Bernett British
Michael Blann British
Pauline Campbell British
Eldorette Carinus South African
David Kirkby British Ride Captain
Jack Kirkby British Ride Captain
Duncan Macaulay British
Gregory Main British
Peter McLintock British
Bryan Melville Irish
Joanne Shale British
Dmitrijs Sinahs Latvian
Louis Stassen South African
Rachael Tyers British
Graham Tyrell British
Clive Vale British
George Marshall British

COMPETITION RESULTS

JERSEY HOLDERS

London Paris by Tour de France green sprint jersey

CYCLING PLUS GREEN SPRINT

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

FULL RESULTS >

London Paris by Tour de France red climb jersey

BIKE RADAR RED CLIMB

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

FULL RESULTS >

London Paris by Tour de France yellow GC jersey

CYCLING PLUS YELLOW OVERALL (AWARDED IN PARIS)

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

FULL RESULTS >

STAGE  RESULTS

CYCLING PLUS GREEN SPRINT

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

STAGE RESULTS >

BIKE RADAR RED CLIMB

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

CLIMB 1 RESULTS >

CLIMB 2 RESULTS >

CYCLING PLUS YELLOW OVERALL

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

STAGE RESULTS >

CYCLING PLUS GREEN SPRINT

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

STAGE RESULTS >

BIKE RADAR RED CLIMB

Male: Dan Evans

Female: Rachel Whitfield

STAGE RESULTS >

CYCLING PLUS GREEN SPRINT

MALE: 

FEMALE:

STAGE RESULTS >

 

BIKE RADAR RED CLIMB

MALE: 

FEMALE:

STAGE RESULTS >

BEST TEAM RESULTS

WINNING TEAM: VCUAE

RIDER 1: Bernd Muller

RIDER 2: Paul Cheetham

RIDER 3: Mark Starling

 

 

 

 

 

ROUTE

gravel

Esher > Newhaven 

A fast and flat 122km/400m following the Downs Link to the coast. Hitting urban gravel almost from the off before punching south with the chalky and flinty trails whizzing beneath your tyres.

London-paris-gravel-stage-1-route

Dieppe > Vernon

The Queen Stage covering 140km/1350m of rolling French trails, dipping in and out of forests, through picture postcard villages and finishing along the banks of the Seine. It’s a long day, but with an early start and late cut off there’s time to look up and enjoy the views.

London-paris-gravel-stage-2-route

Vernon > Paris

A flat roll-out along the Seine to ease the legs off before a string of brutal climbs and adrenaline fuelled descents. After 57km/800m of the rough stuff, the route joins up with the road riders for a spine tingling final 50km processionary ride to the Eiffel Tower complete with traffic police escort, motorbike outriders and rolling closed roads.

London-paris-gravel-stage-3-route

Road

Kingston upon Thames > Folkestone 

Kingston upon Thames > Folkestone 

Calais > Amiens

Amiens > Paris

ITINERARY

GRAVEL

Sign On takes place at Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, Hampton Court, KT8 0BT.

14:00 – 17:00: Sign on

16:30 – 17:00: Rider briefing, Gravel

17:00 – 17:30: Rider briefing, Road

London to Newhaven 

Prepare for a sunrise start as we depart Hampton Court for the coast.

Start location

Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Moseley, KT8 0BT (entrance via back gate / playing fields) 

Parking

Parking is available at Imber Court free of charge for the duration of the event.  All vehicles must be collected no later than 15:00 on Monday 25 July. 

Breakfast  

There is tea/coffee and basic breakfast provisions available at the Start. 

Start time

Gravel riders will leave immediately after the 6 road groups, at 06:30.  You are best advised to arrive early to deal with any mechanical issues or last minute “@%*$ I forgot something!”.  Riders must arrive 45 minutes before your departure time. 

If you are not local and need to source local accommodation, we suggest booking.com searching the Esher area or postcode KT8. 

The ride

This is a 3 out of 5 relatively flat stage. With 110kms offroad, we need to be at the ferry ready for check in by 15:30 latest, so we will need to keep a steady pace to have plenty of time for any delays. The road follows the Wey navigation canal system and links post Guildford in Surrey to the South Downs to the coast before a run along the seafront through Brighton and finishing in Newhaven. 

Channel crossing

All riders must check in and board the ferry together.  On arrival at the port the Hotchillee crew will be waiting for you.  The crossing is at 17:00 and all passengers must check in at least 1.5 hours before.  We have a cut off point on the route, so that if any riders have not met the cut off time we will transport you to the ferry port in one of the crew vehicles so you do not miss the crossing. 

The crossing takes 4 hours and you will have dinner onboard.  We will arrive in Dieppe at 22:00 local time.  Then a short cycle from the ferry to the hotel led by the ride captains, please bring lights.

Dieppe to Vernon 

Wake up to a continental hotel breakfast before you hit the road (or gravel) for your first day riding in France. 

Breakfast

Breakfast will be at the event hotel. 

Start time

Rolling by 08:00 (you can leave earlier if you wish).

The ride 

This is a 5 out of 5.  A long day with plenty of off-road sections following farm roads/fields, forest trails, river paths and some steep short climbs and a few tricky short descents thrown in. It is a great route and ride, with the key to success being “just keep movin”. Check points for water and snacks and a lunch break will be essential as we will burn some calories on this Queens Stage. 

Finish 

We finish the day in Vernon.  There are bike washing facilities on arrival at the event hotel.

Vernon to Paris 

The morning may feel long, but as the excitement builds there’s no more iconic finish line than the Champs Élysées and you get to cross it with all your London-Paris comrades.

Breakfast 

Once again breakfast will be at the event hotel. 

Start times

Rolling by 08:00 (you can leave earlier if you wish).

The ride 

A 3 out of 5.  A ride of two parts, Part 1 off-road to the lunch stop at Menucourt, although only 57kms it’s a solid ride and on tired legs with some great views as we travel through some very special villages, expanding river views and woodland/farms and French countryside.  At Mencourt the gravel event meets up with the LONDON PARIS road event who have made their way from London via Folkestone, Calais and Amiens.  Together we will ride the final 45km on the road to the centre of Paris and finish in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower. 

ETA to the finish is currently 16:30 but timings may change and we will provide final details nearer the time, along with the exact location for you to share with any friends or family who wish to cheer you in. 

For those not taking part in the Tour de France Experience on Sunday, it’s time to say goodbye to your bike.  At the finish your bike will be packed onto the DHL trucks.  Pedals will be removed and given to you for safe keeping, any bike computers and water bottles must also be removed. The trucks then start their journey back to the UK and will see you again at the start venue, Imber Court. For those taking part in the Tour de France Experience on Sunday – you will ride back to the hotel, escorted by the Hotchillee ride captains.  What’s another 3.5km anyway?!  Once at the hotel we have secure bike storage. 

For anyone whose bike is not returning to the UK and requires a bike box for their onward travel please make sure they add this to your rider information questionnaire.  For those of you with bike boxes, these will be waiting for you at the event hotel where you will be able to pack your bike and store it until your departure. 

Accommodation

All riders are staying at Le Meridien Etoile, 81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, 75848 Cedex 17, 75017 Paris.

Luggage

Will be waiting for all riders at the hotel and can be collected at check in. 

Celebrations

A drinks reception with canapes will take place at Le Meridien Etoile from 19:00 until 20:00. Here there will be the jersey presentation, rider ‘spirit’ awards and more. 

Dinner

Dinner is at leisure and folk normally meet up again later at the Canadian Embassy pub, across the road from the hotel, for drinks and more celebrations!

Eurostar

For those who have purchased a 11:13 Eurostar ticket via Hotchillee. You will need to make your own way to Gare de Nord and should allow at least 1hr from checking in to departure.  On arrival at St Pancras there will be a coach waiting for you to take you and your luggage to the start location (Imber Court) where your bike and car (if you have parked) will be waiting for you.  Bikes/cars are available for collection from 12:00 to 15:00 only. 

The Tour de France experience

We will provide separate and more detailed information regarding the ride on Sunday morning and grandstand seating.  Along with the ASO timing and schedule for both the start of the Femme competition and finish of the Men’s Tour de France. 

Tour de France VIP Hospitality

If you have purchased the Rive Gauche VIP hospitality package, we will provide you with all the information nearer the time.

Eurostar

For those who have purchased a 11:13 Eurostar ticket via Hotchillee. You will need to make your own way to Gare de Nord and should allow at least 1hr from checking in to departure.  On arrival at St Pancras there will be a coach waiting for you to take you and your luggage to the start location (Imber Court) where your bike and car (if you have parked) will be waiting for you.  Bikes/cars are available for collection from 12:00 to 15:00 only. 

All vehicles must be collected no later than 15:00 on Monday 25 July.  After this time vehicles will be removed and any cost or damage associated with this will be the responsibility of the owner. 

Any bikes not collected on Monday will be stored at Imber Court temporarily at the owner’s own risk.  Storage will be charged at £25 per day and can only be collected by appointment and after payment. 

If you wish to organise bike storage in advance then the charge will be £15 per day. However all bikes must be collected no later than 14:00 on Saturday 30 July.

ROAD

Sign On takes place at Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, Hampton Court, KT8 0BT.

14:00 – 17:00: Sign on

16:30 – 17:00: Rider briefing, Gravel

17:00 – 17:30: Rider briefing, Road

London to Folkestone

Start location:  Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Moseley, KT8 0BT (entrance via back gate / playing fields)

Parking:  Designated parking is available at Imber Court free of charge for the duration of the event.  All vehicles must be collected no later than 15:00 on Monday 25 July.

Breakfast:  There is tea/coffee and basic breakfast provisions available at the Start.

Start times:

Riders must arrive 45 minutes before your start time. The groups will leave at the following times (yes we know it’s early!):

Group 3 – 05:30

Group 4 – 05:35

Group 5 – 05:40

Group 6 – 05:45

Group 1 – 06:10

Group 2 – 06:15

If you are not local and need to source local accommodation, we suggest booking.com searching the Esher area or postcode KT8.  

Why such an early start we hear you say?!  Day 1 is the toughest, mainly because of the pressure to get everyone across the channel to France.  With 17 years of experience running the event we know how important it is to factor in plenty of contingency and get you all safely to Calais … more info on this below.

Channel crossing: All groups will arrive at Stop 24 Services, Hythe where they will collect their luggage (bikes will be packed onto the DHL trucks) and board coaches to travel to Calais via ferry.  Once in Calais you will be taken directly to your hotel.  We use a selection of hotels in Calais. Your bikes will be unloaded in a safe and secure location in Calais – ready and waiting for you for Stage 2!

Calais to Amiens

Wake up to a continental hotel breakfast before you hit the road (or gravel) for your first day riding in France. 

Breakfast Breakfast will be at the event hotels and then coaches will collect riders from the hotels and take you to the start location where you can load your luggage onto the DHL trucks and grab your bike.

Start times:  These will be published nearer the event, but you should expect to start Stage 2 between 07:30 and 08:20.

Finish: We finish the day in Amiens, your bike will be stored overnight in a secure location, and you will be bused to the event hotels for dinner.  We use a selection of hotels in Amiens. Amiens is a beautiful city with a famous gothic Cathedral, so if you have time, and can keep your eyes open, you should go and check it out.

Amiens to Paris

The morning may feel long, but as the excitement builds there’s no more iconic finish line than the Champs Élysées and you get to cross it with all your London-Paris comrades.

Breakfast:  Once again breakfast will be at the event hotels and then coaches will collect riders from the hotels and take you to the start location where you can load your luggage onto the DHL trucks and grab your bike.

Start times:  These will be published nearer the event, but you should expect to start Stage 3 between 07:00 and 08:30.

Stage 3 is a long morning with lunch at 132km.  At the lunch spot we will meet up with the LONDON PARIS gravel riders who have made their way from London via Newhaven, Dieppe and Vernon off road.  Together we will ride the final 45km to the centre of Paris and finish in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower.  

ETA to the finish is currently 16:30 but timings may change and we will provide final details nearer the time, along with the exact location for you to share with any friends or family who wish to cheer you in.

For those not taking part in the Tour de France Experience on Sunday, it’s time to say goodbye to your bike.  At the finish your bike will be packed onto the DHL trucks.  Pedals will be removed and given to you for safe keeping, any bike computers and water bottles must also be removed. The trucks then start their journey back to the UK and will see you again at the start venue, Imber Court.

For those taking part in the Tour de France Experience on Sunday – you will ride back to the hotel, escorted by the Hotchillee ride captains.  What’s another 3.5km anyway?!  Once at the hotel we have secure bike storage.

For anyone whose bike is not returning to the UK and requires a bike box for their onward travel please make sure you add this to your rider information questionnaire which you’ll be emailed next week.  For those of you with bike boxes, these will be waiting for you at the event hotel where you will be able to pack your bike and store it until your departure.

All riders are staying at Le Meridien Etoile, 81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, 75848 Cedex 17, 75017 Paris.  Luggage will be waiting for all riders at the hotel and can be collected at check in.

Celebrations: A drinks reception with canapes will take place at Le Meridien Etoile from 19:00 until 20:00. Here there will be the jersey presentation, ride captain group ‘spirit’ awards and more.  Plus, a chance to see the short video clip put together by our amazing media production team of the past 3 days. 

Dinner: Dinner is at leisure and folk normally meet up again later at the Canadian Embassy pub, across the road from the hotel, for drinks and more celebrations!

Eurostar: For those who have purchased a 11:13 Eurostar ticket via Hotchillee.  You will need to make your own way to Gare de Nord and should allow at least 90mins from checking in to departure.  On arrival at St Pancras there will be a coach waiting to take you and your luggage to the start location (Imber Court) where your bike and car (if you have parked) will be waiting for you.  Bikes/cars are available for collection from 12:00 to 15:00 only.

The Tour de France experience: We will provide separate and more detailed information regarding the ride on Sunday morning and grandstand seating.  Along with the ASO timing and schedule for both the start of the Femme competition and finish of the Men’s Tour de France.  

Tour de France VIP HospitalityIf you have purchased the Rive Gauche VIP hospitality package, we will provide you with all the information nearer the time.

Eurostar

For those who have purchased a 11:13 Eurostar ticket via Hotchillee. You will need to make your own way to Gare de Nord and should allow at least 1hr from checking in to departure.  On arrival at St Pancras there will be a coach waiting for you to take you and your luggage to the start location (Imber Court) where your bike and car (if you have parked) will be waiting for you.  Bikes/cars are available for collection from 12:00 to 15:00 only. 

All vehicles must be collected no later than 15:00 on Monday 25 July.  After this time vehicles will be removed and any cost or damage associated with this will be the responsibility of the owner. 

Any bikes not collected on Monday will be stored at Imber Court temporarily at the owner’s own risk.  Storage will be charged at £25 per day and can only be collected by appointment and after payment. 

If you wish to organise bike storage in advance then the charge will be £15 per day. However all bikes must be collected no later than 14:00 on Saturday 30 July.

 

Event COMMS

Hotchillee App

Once on the event all communications including results and photos will be shared with riders will be via the Hotchillee companion app.

Please make sure this is downloaded on to your phone. Log in details are the same as your website log in.

Faq

Yes. Additional purchases will be available on registration:

  • Tour de France additional day upgrade
  • Return Eurostar tickets
  • Single room supplement
  • VIP Tour de France Hospitality
  • Non-riding partner upgrades in Paris

Yes, you can pay in full or with a £500 deposit followed by monthly instalments.

The Road event is restricted to roadworthy road bicycles or E-Bikes only. The ride takes place on tarred or cobbled roads. 

Note that no bicycle is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars.

For the Gravel event we recommend you ride on a gravel/ adventure bike. You can also join us on a Mountain Bike if you would prefer.

We recommend gravel tyres at 38 mm or wider ideally.  

If you are in any doubt about the suitability of your bike for the event then please contact the organisers whose decision is final.

You must be 18 years or older on 20th July 2022.

If you are in doubt as to your fitness then we recommend you have a medical check-up before registering.

For the Road event no, you will ride in a fully supported peloton with a Hotchillee ride captains, lead car and motorbike outriders leading the way.

For the Gravel event you will be provided with gpx files. The routes in the UK and France are not signed the whole event you will be supported by the Hotchillee ride captains and event crew.

All Road participants ride in supported speed groups. Riders are not permitted to ride on their own.

Each group rides as a peloton with a lead car, motorbike outriders, mechanic’s van and rolling road closures with the Hotchillee ride captains in radio contact with the support vehicles to help ensure the safety of each group at all times.

The format consists of tempo group riding with timed race sections for Groups 1 and 2, where participants compete for Leader’s Jerseys. The other speed groups focus on completing the event in a fun and fully supported environment.

The Gravel event is a gravel adventure, not a race and participants are free to ride solo if they wish or in groups supported by the Hotchillee ride captains. The ride captains are there to support, encourage and help with any mechanicals. They will also be in contact with the event team and support vehicles.

The support vehicles will meet participants at various points along the route which are accessible, however you will need to be self-sufficient for large sections of the ride. 

Road

Group 1: 30+ km/h (Racing Group)

Group 2: 28 – 29 km/h

Group 3: 26 -27 km/h

Group 4: 24 – 25 km/h

Group 5: 22 – 23 km/h

Gravel

The minimum average speed (off-road) participants require to ride this event is 15 km/h

You will need to Sign On for the event in person on Wednesday 20 July 2022. Sign On at Imber Court Sports Club, Hampton Court, KT8 0BT between 14:00-17:00. Rider briefing will take place at

Road 17:00

Gravel 17:30

You will not be able to sign on on the morning of the 21 July.

The start is from Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0BT

We recommend finding a hotel in or close to Esher. With an early start the next morning for Stage 1, you’ll get a bit more of a lie in! To find a local hotel on Booking.com click here.

Bikes will be returned to Imber Court from Paris unless you have asked us to transport your bike box to Paris for you. Your return travel is not included as many of our riders are international and not returning to the UK. You will be able to book return Eurostar and coach packages soon which drop you back at the start line where your bike will be waiting.

Bike hire is no longer available via Sigma Sports. We are investigating other options.

Yes, if you need any supporting letters for your Visa application please email the request to [email protected]

If Hotchillee cancels the event for any reason not listed in the conditions of sale, your entry fee is fully refundable.
If the event is postponed due to COVID-19, your entry will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you can’t make the new dates, you’ll receive a credit to use against any other Hotchillee multi-day event. The credit expires on 1 July 2023. If you have not used the credit by the expiry date, you’ll receive a refund equal to the original booking amount.

If for any reason you need to cancel your entry there are several options available: 

  1. You are able to nominate a substitute rider for your entry (up to 30 days before the event start date).
  2. You may defer your entry as a credit towards another HotChillee event in the same or following calendar year (up to 12 weeks before the event start date).
  3. You are entitled to the following refund on your entry:

  • 17 Weeks + before the Event start date: 66% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 13-16 weeks before the Event start date: 33% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 0-12 weeks before the Event start date: 0% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee 

To cancel your entry, please contact [email protected]

If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee.

Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are familiar and compliant with both UK and French travel entry requirements. These are constantly changing so please ensure you are up to date at the time of travel.

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